Board Certified Ayurveda Practitioner (NAMA) and Registered Yoga Teacher
I teach the practices that are foundational to good health and wellbeing body, mind and spirit.
MY BACKGROUND: For 35 years I have practiced and trained in yoga, authentic movement, meditation, western and eastern psychology, Ayurveda and the Diamond Approach. I am always learning and evolving–integrating what I learn into teachings to support those with whom I am honored to work. The real teacher is within. True healing comes from the inside out. My job is to help you identify and let go of all that no longer serves you.
I offer yoga classes, trainings, retreats, ayurvedic consultations, and online courses in yogic and ayurvedic self-care. I specialize in women’s healthcare, but men are most welcome!
I have been blessed with many wonderful teachers in yoga and ayurveda who have helped me understand myself, the world, and my place in it. I am most indebted to Dr. Vasant Lad, a true vaidya, who has shown me again and again that love is the true healer.
Speaking of love, I have traveled all over the South Pacific and Southeast Asia and spent many months a year on the island of Bali through the 90′s where I developed a very deep connection with the people of Sayan Village near Ubud. I am mother to a now grown son, who is also a trained yoga teacher.
MY FORMAL TRAINING:
*BA with honors in English Literature and Writing from the University of Washington, 1982.
*AP– Board Certified Ayurveda Practitioner (NAMA), graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute’s 2 year practitioner program in Albuquerque, NM and 6 week Guru Kula program in Pune, India. Continuing studies in Mentorship with Dr. Claudia Welch, 2013 and 2014 and Continuing studies at the Dinacharya Institute in NYC 2019 – present.
*E-RYT, 500 with Yoga Alliance–experienced, registered yoga teacher at the highest level of registration.
*Certificate in Authentic Movement Studies–200 hours foundational studies at the Authentic Movement Institute, Berkeley, CA
*Somatic Meditation–ongoing studies and practice with Reggie Ray
*Ridhwan School: 12 years in the Diamond Approach, a school of psycho-spiritual development: continuing studies in self-psychology, self-inquiry, and what it means to be a human being.